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    RC Racer
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    Painting a Body White??

    I have a new body for my Rustler and really like the look of a clean white paint job. Based on pictures, it looks like I will be painting the windows black instead of leaving them clear. I really like the contrast. I also have some flag decals(masking) to put on the side of the body that will be painted black. I have done one body before but it was red backed with white so I didn't have to worry about the black bleeding through. Any tips on keeping the white bright?? I have read to back with silver but wasn't sure if I should be putting tons of coats of white on first or what my best bet would be.

    Thanks!
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Squeegie's Avatar
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    Just make sure you have good coverage of the white. Use several light coats of white and check that you have complete coverage (look at a light source through the body to check). Once satisfied, let it dry, pull the masks off and black it out.

    Good luck and post pics once you're done!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    RC Racer
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    Thanks for that. Makes me a little less worried about screwing it up! Pics to follow.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Squeegie's Avatar
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    Here a pic of the one I did in white:


    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...atinum-Edition

    The windows are actually a dark tint.
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    RC Racer
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    I just realized I ordered gun metal and not black paint. Shouldn’t change anything an I actually think it might look better than black would. I saw that tundra body in another thread and it looks great. Something about white just looks good.
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